Fitness is going to be the death of me. Today I joined a Marine Corps spouse group called the Stroller Warriors which is a group of runners, with strollers for their littles. I was fortunate in that today they were starting a training specifically for beginner runners. C25K, couch to 5k, is a program through a free app called Zanlab fitness.
I showed up with the group which was huge, met a great girl who ended up being my running buddy for the day, and we did the training. It consisted of 5 minutes of a brisk walk for the warmup, then 1 minute of jogging and 1.5 minutes of walking. We did the run/walk alternating for 20 minutes total not including the 5 minute warmup and a 5 minute cooldown. It was a total of 8 minutes of running.
In the beginning it seemed too easy, the 60 seconds went by quickly, but by the end I was glad to have a buddy giving me some accountability. The app has 3 workouts a week for 8 weeks, which is the total time from the couch to running a 5k. I can’t wait to improve my cardio and get into jogging!
However, if you know any great tips or tricks to prevent my left hip flexor from hurting after a jog please pass the info on.